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ERIC Number: EJ1043869
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Mar
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1784
Formative Assessment in Seven Good Moves
Duckor, Brent
Educational Leadership, v71 n6 p28-32 Mar 2014
Why is the teacher asking why? so much? Why is the teacher not calling on Mary and John, who have their hands up? And why is the teacher putting all answers on the white board, even the wrong ones? Students may struggle with such questions if they're unfamiliar with questioning techniques that seek to promote student learning, as opposed to just assess it. This article looks at seven moves teachers can make to improve their questioning techniques and become good formative assessors in the process. These include priming students first, posing good questions, pausing during questioning, probing student responses, bouncing questions through the classroom, using tagging to generate a wide range of responses, and using binning strategies.
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Language: English
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